Railway tried electric cars
The German travel group Bahn AG is testing in Berlin and Potsdam from the early summer of 2010 with an environmentally friendly transport customer electric cars. Customers can choose between 40 rental vehicles and 50 electric bicycles. The posting of the electric car or electric-powered bicycle made by phone or with a corresponding map. The test phase will last initially for two years and be done with 500 clients. There currently is not known what electric car models that customers can borrow and at what price.
The electric cars are enjoying a growing popularity and should be ready by 2020, already a million electric cars on German roads on their way to the plans of the federal government. It is necessary, however, only the necessary infrastructure to build a sufficient number of charging stations. The energy company is currently setting up such a gas station network, offering electric cars for rent. The automaker will also need to develop more powerful batteries and reduce the proportion of the rare precious metal lithium so that the electric cars are finally affordable.
ADAC provides free electricity
The traffic club ADAC has launched a Christmas promotion in which all owners can recharge an electric car for free electricity. In the period from January 2010 to the end of 2011 is the action of an electric car drivers, saving good money. It will be up 27 charging stations and are located near the ADAC offices. "We are convinced that electric vehicles should be supported at all levels. Through our project with the e-mobile charging stations, we provide a first important contribution to the implementation of this new technology, "said ADAC President Peter Meyer.
The charging time until the battery recharged to 100 percent amounts to an hour and should be scheduled. In the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia are the e-mobile to find charging stations in the towns of Siegen, Bonn, Neustadt / Weinstrasse, Weilerswist and Kings. Conclusion of the campaign, a current charge is probably cost a bit but the prices are probably much lower then than gasoline or diesel. The electric cars are more affordable in a few years ago when the automakers have cut production costs for the batteries because of the high lithium content.
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